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One technique used a lot, particularly in comics like Penny Arcade, is the use of dramatic lighting. Through a lot of trial and error and experimentation, I finally figured out a method to achieve this look. It turns out that the technique is really easy.
Here’s what I started with:
Here’s the end result:
So how do you fake dramatic lighting in Photoshop? Jump past the break to see how this technique was achieved. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Scratch disks act as virtual RAM (albeit, slow RAM) after Photoshop has used real (wired) RAM. Adobe recommends that users set their scratch disk to the largest available internal drive on your system.
After reading Jeff Tranberry’s article, How to tune Photoshop CS6 for peak performance, I decided to change the order in which my scratch disks are utilized. Bad move, because as it turns out, I received the following error dialog:
Photoshop could not open scratch file because disk not available.
In the past, I assumed that I’d have to wipe out all my preferences to revert to my original scratch disk selections. Today, I discovered a much better way…
Read on to learn more…